Research on child maltreatment shows that
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Child abuse is a serious public health issue. Our research looked at 14.564 cases of child maltreatment in the state of Rio Grande do Sul between 2010 and 2014 to better understand the factors that contributed to it. In our analysis, we looked at both immediate and intermediate contextual influences, such as the child’s gender and developmental level, the perpetrator’s gender, and the victim’s and perpetrator’s family relationships. Girls were more likely to be vulnerable to sexual and psychological violence, particularly in middle childhood, according to a Chi-square study. Boys, on the other hand, were more likely to be ignored as infants and to be physically abused as they grew older. The perpetrators were mainly men. Based on a theoretical study of sociocultural interpretations of infant developmental traits, parental strategies, and gender roles, our findings are discussed. We propose improvements to the notification and case referral procedures.
Child maltreatment is a major public health problem that is high on the political agenda all over the world. It includes all types of maltreatment that can affect a child’s health, survival, or growth, and typically occurs in a control, trust, or duty relationship with the child (World Health Organization [WHO] & International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect [ISPCAN], 2006). Neglect, physical, psychological, and sexual violence are the most prevalent types of maltreatment in the literature (United Nations Children’s Fund [UNICEF], 2014; WHO & ISPCAN, 2006).
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Child maltreatment, or abuse of any form, can affect a child’s development and have long-term consequences. Understanding the implications, both as parents and as a culture, is critical in order to avoid, diagnose, and eventually eliminate all types of child maltreatment.
Child maltreatment is a significant public health issue in Canada, affecting at least one in every three children under the age of sixteen. Widening concepts of child maltreatment, as well as professionals’ increased ability to identify maltreatment, have been blamed for recent rises in recorded rates of abuse and intimate partner violence (IPV) exposure. In comparison, recorded rates of child sexual abuse (CSA) have been declining, although the reason for this is unknown; it may represent an actual decrease, perhaps as a result of the effectiveness of intervention efforts, but it could also be attributed to increasing survivor unwillingness to report the abuse, or more stringent requirements to define CSA. In fact, according to a meta-analysis of the prevalence of CSA around the world, nearly 13% of adults self-report having been victims of CSA, a rate that is more than 30 times higher than the official disclosure rate.
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Physical, sexual, emotional, and mental exploitation of children, as well as neglect and exposure to domestic violence, have long-term negative health, educational, and behavioral implications. To prepare and assess public health strategies to minimize child maltreatment, accurate data on the incidence and characteristics of child maltreatment in national populations is needed. Numerous statistical problems must be addressed in order to measure child maltreatment. The scale, existence, and methodological quality of these national studies are unknown at this time. The aim of this research was to systematically review and objectively appraise the most detailed national studies of the prevalence of child maltreatment in order to inform the design of future studies.
We searched 22 databases from inception to 31 May 2019 for national studies of the prevalence of all five or at least four types of child maltreatment, led by PRISMA and following a published protocol. The study design was subjected to a systematic quality evaluation and critical review.
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Does the objective or subjective history of childhood maltreatment influence the development of psychopathology? To answer this issue, we looked at a unique group of 1,196 children who had objective, court-documented proof of maltreatment as well as subjective accounts of their childhood maltreatment histories created until they were adults, as well as detailed psychological evaluation. We discovered that in the absence of subjective data, the likelihood of psychopathology linked to objective tests was negligible, except for serious cases of childhood maltreatment reported by court records. In comparison, whether or not subjective accounts of childhood maltreatment were compatible with objective tests, the likelihood of psychopathology was high. These results have major consequences for how we research the processes by which child maltreatment affects mental health, as well as how we avoid or treat psychopathology linked to maltreatment. Interventions for childhood maltreatment-related psychopathology may profit from a better understanding of the subjective experience.